Josh K. McAdams, MA, LPC-S, Clinical Director
I was raised on a farm in central Texas. There, I spent a significant amount of time in nature. Most of my upbringing did not involve interaction with people on an interpersonal level. Soon it came time for me to make a place for myself in the crowded rooms and hallways of public education. I realized how important it was for me to build a support group. One of my needs was to have friends who would be there for me and understand what I was going through on a daily basis.
After high school, I went on to graduate from Concordia University in Austin with a Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree. Graduate school was right around the corner, “But what would I study?” I asked myself. My father told me that I was a good listener and friend. “Maybe you should try being a therapist,” he said. On the road to earning a Master’s Degree in Licensed Professional Counseling, I started to search for the wisdom inherent in the connection between two (or more) people.
It wasn’t until my final internship that I stumbled upon a quote from Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagor: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” And, there you have it. When I was an adolescent, I sought out relationships to meet my needs. Today, I can seek out others in hope of giving back. My purpose in life is to be of service. Therein lies the joy that carries me through each day.
My goal in therapy is to explore your mental, emotional, and spiritual needs and guide you through the process of deepening your sense of purpose so that you also might find joy.
David J. Schlosz, MA, NCC, LPC-Intern
My philosophy to life and how I practice therapy is beautifully captured by the word “Ubuntu”. This is a Bantu (South African) word that means “I am because we are”, or “In being known by you – I know myself”. I believe that each of us have a deep seated desire to know others and to be known by others. My goal is to create a safe space where we can explore, know, and understand our whole selves – even the parts that we are sometimes afraid to look at. I am passionate about assisting others in removing shame, fear, loneliness, sadness, and guilt, so that they can be their most authentic self.
I work from a client-centered counseling perspective and approach the therapeutic relationship warmly and genuinely. I am open-minded, non-judgmental, and supportive. Our relationship is important to me because it sets the tone for our journey together.
My experience includes adolescents and adults from all walks of life. I have an affinity for those struggling with the integration of their spirituality and their gender and sexuality. Our time together is a safe place to explore religious abuse, sexuality, and trauma. Whether my role is working with you directly or simply helping you find someone who can, know that you do not have to face your challenges alone.
Andy Lane, MA, LPC-Intern
Hailing from the early 2000’s Houston music scene, I spent the majority of my 20’s both in the studio and in an un-airconditioned van touring the states. I saw first-hand the difficulties of balancing tour life with long distance relationships at home while maintaining a headspace to stay creative and prolific in my work.
During my later years on the road, I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling degree from St. Edwards with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy, Conflict Resolution, and Existential Issues. I am passionate about the creative process and how to optimize quality work while maintaining healthy relationships.
Whether you prefer to call it therapy, counseling, or simply “Tuesdays with Andy”, I am here to support you. My goal is to provide clarity in the face of conflict and help you communicate with integrity and find peace in a way that will develop more meaningful relationships in your life. I often work with professionals who are seeking career changes, artists who wish to overcome writer’s block, the heartbroken bounce back from breakups and loss, and teens as they navigate their way through such a struggling time in their lives.
I do all of this by providing a confidential, goal-driven and competent form of counseling to help you reconnect and find inspiration in life and love. I believe we are all heroes in our own story, and my goal is to help you re-author your own life. Take advantage of my free 30 minute consultation this week so we can get to know one another.
I’m grateful that you are joining me on this wild adventure.